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Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'

£5.50
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Soil Type:
Wet
Colour:
Pink
Colour:
Orange

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Plant Overview

This is a very floriferous water avens with pendant, pink to coppery orange flowers which are slightly flared. The stems are dark red-brown.  Long flowering.

Suitable for bog gardens, edge of ponds, mixed borders.

Height: 45cm

Geums have long been cultivated, Our native wood avens, Geum urbanum, being a stalwart of medieval herbalists.

The name of the Genus  'Geum' derives from the Greek 'geno' = to yield a pleasant odour or alternatively from the Greek 'geyo' = to stimulate. This refers to the pleasant clove-like aroma that comes from the freshly dug up roots of wood avens. As a result of this, roots were used to flavour Ausburg Ale and to make cordials against the plague.

Common name(s): Water Avens

Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.